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Broncos have placed TE Austin Fort on injured reserve

The Denver Broncos have placed second-year tight end Austin Fort on season-ending injured reserve for the second year in a row.

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The Denver Broncos have placed tight end Austin Fort on season-ending injured reserve. The second-year tight end out of Wyoming flashed plenty of promise as a rookie before having his season derailed by a torn ACL. He wasn’t able to get healthy enough to play, but Denver clearly likes him and wants to give him another shot next season.

He won’t have a designation to return status as a player must be on the active roster after the final cut down before being put on injured reserve to have that possibility. Denver is shutting Fort down for the season. He’ll back back in 2021.

Fort was a surprise add last year as an undrafted free agent, but Denver really liked his athleticism and he definitely flashed in preseason games last year. Another year to recover from the torn ACL he suffered in 2019 will help him get a legitimate shot at making the team in 2021.